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06-02-2007, 02:39 PM
Just wondering what everyone is running for a thermostat. I just changed mine from a 195f to a 180f
with a computer engine you shouldnt mess with the stock setting
I run a 180 in my old ford but mainly because I run a weak antifreeze mix and want a larger cushion before it boils over
high pressure is the best way to increase boiling point but I still cant trust my junk with a 22psi rad cap for some reason :)
06-04-2007, 07:20 PM
160 ....if you wheel alot ....
06-10-2007, 11:50 AM
Well I don't know if running a cooler temperature should really affect gas mileage, but it seems like I'm getting close to another 100km per tank since replacing the rad and thermo.
06-10-2007, 11:51 AM
a cool motor is a happy motor.. 180 for me...
06-10-2007, 01:19 PM
If it was running hot, it isn't uncommon for computers to dump extra fuel in order to help cool the motor off. Might have been just enough to make the difference?
06-10-2007, 05:28 PM
Depends on the motor. The 4.0l inline six likes to run right at 195-200. Also depends on the modifications of the motor.
06-17-2007, 08:24 PM
I put a 160 in my XJ ...runs around 85-90c on the highway ...wheeliing it runs at 100c....I also installed hood vents to let some heat out as well ...theres so many factors....water pump and rad condition ...???
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